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Vision

Building a world where each of us can live “our own story”.

Mission

To provide a platform that empowers individuals to visualize
their knowledge, skills, and experience,
and connect them to all people that require them.

Value

One Team, For Mission

True competitiveness is born in teams of people who trust each other. Trust depends on open and frank communication, a mutual undertanding of personalities and values, and the cooperation and drive to achieve a shared mission. Each individual should act as leader of the team, confronting oneself, deeply understanding other members, and taking initiative to guide the team towards achieving a mission.

Beyond Borders

Growth is the taking on of more responsibility than before. By rising above our current position, thinking at a higher level, acting with a view that goes beyond our roles, and expanding our range of responsibility, we can achieve growth. It is the growth of each individual that is the quickest path to achieving missions. Let’s not fear failure, and have the will to cross all sorts of boundaries, and exceed our past selves.

Fairness Mind

We interact with a diverse group of customers in society. Our team gathers people with exceptional talents, and various personalities and values. Because of this, fairness is our lifeline. In many aspects, maintaining fairness, and defining what is fair, is not an easy task. The ability to still face decisions without evasion and confront what is fair, is the source of our excellence.

Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Akiyuki Minami / Chairperson

    Graduated Keio University. MBA of Oxford. After gaining experience as a financial analyst at Sumitomo Bank (currently SMBC), joined Advantage Partners, then engaged in five buyout projects in seven years. Meanwhile founded two NPOs named Blastbeat and Nimaime-no-Meishi (your 2nd business card). Founding member and CEO of WelSelf inc. (currently coconala inc.) since Jan 2012. Director of the Sharing Economy Association Japan.

  • Ayumu Suzuki / Chief Executive Officer

    Graduated the Waseda University School of Law. Joined Recruit then experienced product planning and sales in HR and bridal businesses as well as new business development in Ad-technology. Moved to the overseas business planning division at Recruit Holdings then lead global-governance, reorganization, market research, and group company support. Joined coconala inc. in May 2016.

  • Atsushi Akaike / Outside Director

    A partner of CVC, one of the world’s largest private equity investment firms with 26 offices around the world, and CEO of CVC Asia Pacific Japan K.K. Director of our company since August 2018.

  • Yuki Sato / Outside Director

    A partner of So & Sato Law Offices from Jan. 2019, after working at the Tokyo office of a global law firm as a partner . Experienced various support in finance, fund and Artificial Intelligence industries. Director of our company since November 2021.

Board of Auditors

  • Kentaro Yadomi / Full time Auditor

    Certified Public Accountant. After joining KPMG AZSA (now KPMG AZSA LLC), he was engaged in accounting audits based on Japanese GAAP, U.S. GAAP, and IFRS, as well as financial due diligence work related to domestic and international M&A and business restructuring support. Auditor of our company since March 2017.

  • Yuka Hattori / Auditor

    After working at Recruit Co., Ltd. in human resources and business development, established Inclusion Japan Inc. which provides incubation services and became its representative director. Auditor of our company since August 2015.

  • Kazuki Ishihara / Auditor

    Lawyer/Patent Attorney. Engaged in all aspects of corporate legal affairs at Yahoo Japan Corporation. After working at a law firm, he established Seven Rich Law Office, which specializes in the field of IT ventures, and became its representative attorney. Auditor of our company since June 2017.

Executive Officers

  • Seiichiro Matsumoto / Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

    Chartered Financial Analyst. After graduating from Keio University, engaged in the market division of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., the Industrial Research Division of Mizuho Bank, Ltd., and the investment banking division of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. In the investment banking division, took the lead in financial advisory for large domestic and foreign M & A, underwriting of global offering and hybrid finance, support of IR activities. Joined coconala Inc in January 2022.

  • Kunihiko Sato / Executive Officer CHRO and Head of Corporate Planning

    After graduating from Waseda University, joined Recruit Co., Ltd. in 2008. Experienced in enterprise sales, business planning and management in the HR division. Also gained experience in the business development regarding the sharing economy, in the HR about work style innovation in Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. After traveling around the world with his family, he started his own business, also served as executive producer in Recruit Career Co., Ltd. Joined Coconara in May 2020.

  • Masatoshi Murakami / Executive Officer Head of Development

    Master’s degree of computer science and intelligent systems at the Graduate School of Engineering of Osaka Prefecture University. From 2007 to 2014, engaged in advanced research in enterprise system development at the Systems development lab of Hitachi, Ltd. After that, experienced multiple web service developments as an engineering leader including CTO of Evelist inc.. Joined coconala Inc. in Jun 2019.

  • Keiji Kunihara / Executive Officer, Head of CEO office and Business Administration

    After graduating high-school, joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC) in 2007. As a certified public accountant, engaged in various services such as auditing, IPO support, and IFRS introduction support for companies mainly in the manufacturing and information/telecommunications industries. Joined Coconala Inc. in July 2016.

  • Moto Hirano / Executive Officer, Head of Legal Consultation business

    After graduating from the College of Science and Engineering at Ritsumeikan University, joined Recruit in 2008 then experienced sales & marketing, store promotion, Ad-technology as well as planning and development of online education business. Moved to Recruit Holdings then led new business development. Joined coconala Inc. in July 2017.

  • Yoshihiro Ishikawa / Expert Officer

    Master’s degree of Chemical System Engineering at the University of Tokyo graduated school. Joined McKinsey & Company in 2003 then supported strategy planning to operation improvement mainly for technology, energy, and manufacturing companies. Joined Solar Frontier in 2013 to lead corporate planning, overseas business and solar power plant building business. Moved to Cookpad then lead multiple C2C platform businesses. Joined coconala Inc in Jun 2020.

Company Overview

Company Name
coconala Inc.
Address
Tokyo Headquarters
20-1 Shibuya Infoss Tower 6F, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 150-0031
Founding
Date
January 4, 2012
Capital
JPY 1,148,107,500
Business Description
・ Operation and development of coconala, the flea market for skills
・ Operation and development of coconala Legal Consultation, the legal advice site

Access

20-1 Shibuya Infoss Tower 6F, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 150-0031

6 minute walk from Shibuya Station on the which serves JR (Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line),
Tokyo Metro (Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Fukutoshin Line), Tokyu (Toyoko Line, Den-en-toshi Line), Keio (Inokashira Line)